Hi all. I have looked all over this forum, and i have tried many solutions, but none seem to work. When I play CS:S, it usually runs below 30fps, but can drop as low as 5 when many things are happening at once. Changing the video settings to minimum has no effect whatsoever. My system is: Fujitsu siemens amilo w1840d Laptop P4 3,2 GHz ATI mobility radeon 9600 1GB ram winxp pro I have the latest video driver from ATI, my hard disk is not that full (60% full) and I have no viruses or spyware. When I look on my control panel list I see nothing wrong other than many svchost.exe's. Control panel list when idle: alg.exe ati2evxx.exe ati2evxx.exe atiptaxx.exe csrss.exe deletesatellite. explorer.exe helpctr.exe incd.exe incdsrv.exe isafe.exe jusched.exe lsass.exe lvcomsx.exe mxoaldr.exe rundll32.exe scheduler daemon.exe services.exe smss.exe soundman.exe spoolsv.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe system system idle process vsmon.exe wdfmgr.exe winlogon.exe wmiprvse.exe zlclient.exe I did not have this problem a while back, but it has been getting worse and worse. Now the game is unplayable. It has the same fps as my 800MHz PIII computer. How, is beyond me. If anyone has any idea what may be causing this, please don't hesitate to suggest it.